shape-shifter

noun
shape-shift·er | \ˈshāp-ˌshif-tər \

Definition of shape-shifter 

: one that seems able to change form or identity at will especially : a mythical figure that can assume different forms (as of animals)

Other Words from shape-shifter

shape-shift \ˈshāp-ˌshift \ intransitive verb

First Known Use of shape-shifter

1887, in the meaning defined above

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